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SHW10: Worship in the Local Church

Jeff interviews worship pastor, Cody Villarreal of New City Church in Bellevue, NE. Cody shares his wisdom and insight regarding the purpose of Sunday morning worship, working with limited resources and musicians, the importance of setting aside ego, and more.


SHW09: 2017 Year-End Episode

It's our year-end episode! Jeff and Dana take a brief look back over the year and reveal an important transition that will be take place in their ministry life. You will hear from several ministry workers in a variety of ministry settings, both staff and volunteers. They share what God has taught them in their own ministries over that past year. We hope you will be encouraged and inspired to keep pressing on through the ups and downs of ministry life, as you look forward to 2018! It's...


SHW08: Sharing the Bible through Story

Dr. Tara Rye provides valuable insight into bible storytelling. She shares how story can be one of the most effective ways, globally, to share the Word of God. Tara also provides techniques to help you to remember and internalize the bible stories you wish to share with others.


SHW 07: Identifying and Overcoming Ministry Burnout

Jeff interviews Larry Austin, Director of Church Health for the Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Through this role, Larry has met with pastors who are facing ministry burnout and Larry brings his wisdom and personal experience to this important topic. Discover four causes of ministry burnout, as well as practical advice to help overcome burnout in your own life. While Larry's primary focus in this podcast addresses pastors, much of the counsel he shares can be...


Understanding and Ministering to Special Needs Families

Josh and Colleen Ogburn share their experience as parents of a child with a disability. Listen and gain a better understanding of what life looks like for families with special needs children. We hope this increased understanding will help you to more effectively minister to them in the future.


9 Keys for Effective Recruiting

Recruiting volunteers for your ministry can sometimes be difficult. In this episode, Dana Banks shares the recruiting keys that have helped her to be most effective when asking people for help. If you are a pastor, church staff member, or volunteer ministry leader, this podcast will help better equip you for ministry. A free training resource is available to use alongside this episode. This downloadable PDF can be found at Thank you for listening!


Overcoming the Guilt and Shame of Your Past

Janice Cummings shares her journey of hope, following an abortion in her twenties. She opens up about dealing with the guilt & shame, as well as the fear she felt when she knew the Lord was calling her to share about the abortion with her family & others. If you struggle because of your past choices, or if you minister to those who do, this is a "must listen." You will be challenged to examine your heart, to move beyond shame, and to begin walking in the forgiveness and freedom you have...


Servant Leadership with Dr. Fred Campbell

Dr. Fred Campbell has a passion for servant leadership. His ministry provides The Authentic Servant Leadership Workshop for pastors and leadership teams. Its focus is to help church leaders develop servant leaders by following the model of the greatest leader of all time, Jesus Christ. Fred seeks to help us understand that leading well is not about control, it's not about dictating, it's about leading from a heart that's really being changed from that of self-serving to servant leadership.


Faithfulness - An interview with Pastor Jake Roberts

Friend and mentor, Pastor Jake Roberts, has been serving the Lord FAITHFULLY for many years. It is Pastor Jake, who began encouraging us with the motto, "Serve Him Well," and we believe he will encourage you, as well. Jake shares a bit of his story and his thoughts on ministry life and the importance of faithfulness through it all. Faithfulness is closely related to trust...are we going to trust God with this life he has given us? Are we going to trust Him enough to do what He asks us to do?



Jeff and Dana Banks introduce The Serve Him Well podcast...a podcast dedicated to encouraging and equipping ministry staff and volunteers. If you are listening to our podcast, then we believe you are seeking ways to be more effective in God's work through you. We desire to come alongside and hope the stories and experiences shared on our podcast will sharpen you and motivate you to remain faithful in the ministry to which you have been called!


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